APRIL 11-13, 2025
Schaumburg Convention Center | Chicago, IL

Sponsorship Opportunities

For Questions & Custom Proposals Contact:

Mark Freed | [email protected] | (203) 307-2688

Event Guide Advertising

Reach attendees before they see you by advertising in the AXPONA Event Guide! Thousands of copies are distributed to help attendees navigate the show! Advertising space is limited.


Signs & Graphics

Directional Sign Sponsor (10 Signs) – $2,000

Every attendee and exhibitor needs to check in at registration and make their way upstairs. Branding everywhere! Have your logo included on 10 directional signs placed in high-traffic areas around AXPONA.

Welcome to AXPONA Signs – $1,500

Welcome all attendees to AXPONA! Have your company logo prominently placed on the welcome signage at the two key entrance areas to the building; the Hotel Entrance (AXPONA Registration Area) and the Convention Center Parking Lot Entrance.

Specs: Logo or custom artwork on two 22″ wide x 28″ high signs.

The BIG Registration Sponsorship – $11,000

This is the BIGGEST first impression you can make at AXPONA! Two giant banners with your artwork hanging over the registration area and table cloths with your logo will get everyone’s attention.

Specs:
Custom artwork on two 19′ wide x 4.5′ high hanging banners.
Logo on 2 table cloths placed on 2 registration tables.
Opportunity to provide one approved promotional item to be distributed at registration.
Logo promoted as a sponsor on the AXPONA website, mobile-app and event guide.

Show Floor Graphics – EXPO Hall – $2,000

STAND OUT! Be the company to direct attendees right to your booth in the EXPO Hall! AXPONA will place 4 floor stickers with your custom artwork leading to your booth from the entrance of the EXPO Hall.

Specs: 4 Stickers, 24” wide x 24” high. Sponsor provides artwork. AXPONA places the stickers.

Pop-Up Banner – $995

Get additional visibility with your eye-level pop up banner placed in a high traffic/central area.

Specs: Sponsor produces and brings to AXPONA a standard pop-up banner that AXPONA will place. A standard pop-up banner is approximately 31” wide x 78” high. AXPONA has final say on location of pop-up banner.

Column Wrap – Convention Center – $2,750

Wrap a column with your custom artwork in the walkway to The EXPO Hall. 

Specs: 3′ wide x 8′ high. Sponsor provides artwork. AXPONA places the column wrap.

Column Wrap – Hotel – $2,750

Wrap a column with your custom artwork in the walkway between the Convention Center and Hotel.

Specs: 3′ wide x 8′ high. Sponsor provides artwork. AXPONA places the column wrap.

Elevator Landing Areas – $2,000

Make the first impression when attendees get off the elevator and leave a lasting impression as they wait in that area to get on an elevator. 

Have your signage and promotional items placed in a designated area in the elevator vestibule.

Specs: Up to three pop-up banners (no larger than 31”w x 78” h) or one large pop-up (no larger than 10’w x 8’h). Sponsor must confirm signage plan with Show Management prior to the show. AXPONA will place signage.

The landing area is the immediate area where elevators are located and excludes hallways. Signs must not block doors or foot traffic per fire department and show management.

Hanging Escalator Sign – $3,500 – SOLD

STANDOUT! Visibility is critical to every brand. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get your brand in front of dedicated eyes on the down escalator between 2nd floor and lobby.

Specs:
Two Hanging Portions: 48″ wide x 38″ high each
Top: 48” wide x 30” high

This graphic hangs over the beam. There are two sides and a top.

Hanging Crosswalk Sign – 1st Floor Walkway to Lobby – $7,500 – SOLD

STANDOUT! Think the “highest” traffic area in the show meets Time Square in NYC. You want to be seen this is the place to make your statement.

Specs: 1 sign. 6’ wide x 4’ high

Hanging Banner – Convention Center – To Expo Hall – $2,750

This high traffic area leads the way to and from The EXPO Hall – the most visited room at AXPONA.

Specs: 1 banner, double sided, 14’ wide x 2’ high

Hanging Banner – Convention Center – 2nd Floor to Utopia Rooms – $2,250

This area leads the way to and from the Utopia listening rooms.

Specs: 1 banner, double sided, 14’ wide x 2’ high

Hanging Banner – Staircase – $4,000 – SOLD

STANDOUT! Eyeballs and awareness are critical to every brand. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get your brand in front of dedicated eyeballs on the convention center grand staircase.

Specs: 1 banner, 9’ wide x 6’ high

Grand Staircase Wrap – $12,000 -SOLD

SOLD! Exclusive sponsor of the grand stairway leading to the 2nd floor of the convention center.

Specs: AXPONA will supply exact dimensions. Sponsor provides custom artwork. AXPONA produces and places clings.
Logo promoted as a sponsor on AXPONA website, mobile-app & event guide

Door Wrap – $950

Wrap your listening room door with your custom artwork!

Elevator Wraps – $1,850-$11,000

Floors 3-16
$1,850 per elevator or $6,500 for all 5.

Floor 2 – SOLD 
$11,000 for 2nd floor elevators. Includes 5 elevators.

Floor 1 – SOLD 
$11,000 for 1st floor elevators. Includes 5 elevators.

Going up? Going down? The majority of AXPONA attendees are in the elevator lobby waiting to change floors. Get your message seen. Put your art work and exhibit location on the exterior doors of the elevators for everyone to see!

Specs: Viewable Graphic Area: 41” W x 83.5” H

Express Elevator Sponsor – $1,500 – SOLD

The Express Elevator Sponsorship

The express elevator brings attendees to the top floors of the hotel. (1 Elevator) Your logo/custom artwork will be placed on (1) 22×28 above the elevator (1) Signs inside elevator promoting your location. 


Glass Clings

Main Entrance Glass Clings – $5,500

The logos attendees see! Window clings on the AXPONA Main Entrance doors.

Specs: Six double-sided window clings. Sponsor provides the artwork. AXPONA produces and places.
Each window cling is 30” wide x 20” high.
Logo promoted as a sponsor on AXPONA website, mobile-app & event guide.

Central Doors Glass Clings – to Expo Hall – $8,500 -SOLD

The central doors on the left side of AXPONA registration that lead to the EXPO Hall.

Specs: Six double sided window clings. Sponsor provides the artwork. AXPONA produces and places.
Each window cling is 30” wide x 20” high.
Logo promoted as a sponsor on AXPONA website, mobile-app & event guide.

Central Doors Glass Clings – to Listening Rooms – $8,500 -SOLD

The central doors on the right side of AXPONA registration that lead to the Listening Rooms.

Specs: Six double sided window clings. Sponsor provides the artwork. AXPONA produces and places.
Each window cling is 30” wide x 20” high.
Logo promoted as a sponsor on AXPONA website, mobile-app & event guide.

Glass Clings on Catwalk Entrance Doors – $2,500

Specs: Two double sided window clings. Sponsor provides the artwork. AXPONA produces and places.
Each window cling is 30” wide x 20” high.

Glass Clings along Catwalk – $1,250 for 2 clings

Brand the popular catwalk that connects the 2nd floor of the Convention Center to the Hotel Lobby.

Specs: Eight available glass clings along the walkway.
Size: 48″ wide x 32″ high

Window Clings – Hotel 1st Floor – $2,250 or 2 clings

Specs: Two window clings. Sponsor provides the artwork. AXPONA produces and places.
Each window cling is 30” wide x 20” high.


Around AXPONA Advertising

Attendee Ticket & Online Registration – $5,000

Your custom artwork placed on every ticket and your logo placed on the attendee registration page and ticket confirmation email. Also, your logo promoted as a sponsor on AXPONA website, mobile-app & event guide.

Lanyard Sponsor – $5,000 – SOLD

Gain exposure by providing the official lanyards for the event distributed to every attendee, press, speaker and exhibitor.

Specs: Minimum quantity to be determined by AXPONA closer to the event. Approximately 8,000.
Sponsor responsible for producing and shipping lanyards to AXPONA.
Logo and Link included on the sponsor page of Show Directory and Website. 

Hotel Tower Restroom Sponsor – $500 per restroom, $3,000 for all floors

Make a splash! Sponsor the public restrooms on the listening room floors in the hotel tower.

Specs: One mirror cling, size 12″ wide x 18″ high.
Opportunity to provide promotional items or giveaways. (e.g. branded mints)
There is one public restroom on each exhibit floor in the hotel tower.

AXPONA Café Branding – $3,000 exclusive or $1,000 per company

Specs: Sponsor promoted as the sponsor of the AXPONA Café.
Logo on two 6′ wide x 3′ high banners in the Café area.
Logo on EXPO Hall map and Food & Beverage pages in the event guide and on the website.
Opportunity to provide tent cards, branded napkins or other promotional items for the tables.

RENDevous “Starbucks” Café in Hotel Lobby / Dining Areas Tent Card Sponsorship – $2,500

Create brand visibility in areas where people gather to socialize and network!

Your branded tent cards will be placed in social spaces and tables on the hotel lobby level.

Specs: (2) Tent Cards on Long Tables
(1) Tent Card on Yellow Round Tables
Sponsor to create artwork. AXPONA to produce Table Tents.

Concession Napkins Sponsor – $1,000

Attendees and Exhibitors need to eat throughout the 3 days. Extend your brand awareness by sponsoring the AXPONA Concessions Area on the 2nd floor. As this location, participants make food & beverage purchases. 

Specs: AXPONA provides quantity and specs.
Sponsor responsible for producing and shipping the napkins to AXPONA.

Here’s an idea! Include a QR code that leads to a digital experience – this encourages attendees to interact with your brand beyond the napkin itself.

Branded Hydration Stations – $750 each, $2,500 for 7

Gain visibility by owning the space. Working with show management you can be creative to message attendees. Ideas include providing branded disposable cups, small signage and promotion material distribution for the hydration stations throughout AXPONA! Hydration stations are available on Friday, Saturday & Sunday on the Hotel Floors, The EXPO Hall & Ear Gear Experience.

Specs: AXPONA provides quantity and specs if providing cups.
Sponsor responsible for producing and shipping the cups to AXPONA.
Sponsor responsible for producing and shipping all materials and signage needed to brand this space.

Lobby Living Room Area Sponsor – $7,500

Create an intimate experience in the beautiful Renaissance Lobby. Sponsor a lobby sitting area and get the opportunity to brand and create a space for you and your customers to mingle. You can offer beverages and snacks or something unique that will capture the attention of the 9,000+ audiophiles the lobby sees through the three days of AXPONA.

Specs: You will be assigned one of the sitting areas in the hotel lobby to brand and decorate.
The sizes of these spaces are roughly 12′ x 12′.
The space will include the furniture that is already in place but other than that the space is raw and can be enhanced. You must get approval from work with AXPONA must approve all plans.
One 6′ wide x 3′ high sign with your logo
One 22″ wide x 28″ high sign with your logo.

Lobby Projector Sponsorship – $5,000

This strategic placement of a branded video, will increase brand visibility and create a lasting impression among the 9,000+ attendees that visit the lobby over the course of the weekend.

Specs: Your video or logo will be on display 24 hours a day over the three days of AXPONA; Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Pen Sponsorship – $2,500

Attendees love swag! Have your branded pens distributed in the main lobby at AXPONA. Sponsors are responsible for providing pens and shipping and handling. We will distribute. Quantity TBD

Attendee Bags – $3,000 -SOLD

SOLD!

Create a strong first impression at AXPONA via the bag sponsorship. Your bags will be prominently displayed for distribution in the registrations area throughout the 3 day event. In addition, your brand will be visible as attendees walk the show and long after as you continue to use the bag in everyday life.

Specs: Sponsor responsible for producing and shipping the bags to AXPONA.
AXPONA provides quantity and specs.
AXPONA will place the attendee bags adjacent to AXPONA registration.

The Gather Bar Napkins Sponsor – $1,000

Showcase your brand at The Gather Bar – A place where attendees go to relax, network and drink. Sponsor the napkins used at the bar on all three days of AXPONA.

Specs: Your branded napkins will be placed in the Gather Bar located on the lobby level of the hotel on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Sponsor responsible for producing and shipping the napkins to AXPONA.
AXPONA to provide specs and quantity.

Here’s an idea! Include a QR code that leads to a digital experience – this encourages attendees to interact with your brand beyond the napkin itself.


Special Events, Lounge, Concert, VIP Branding

Concert Sponsor (Friday or Saturday) – $2,500 per concert

Align your brand with AXPONA’s evening entertainment.

Specs: Logo included in concert promos – email, print ads, website, event guide.
Logo as sponsor on concert signage.
One 8’ wide x 4’ high sign in concert room.
Opportunity to do a seat drop or giveaway during the concert. Must be coordinated with and approved by AXPONA.
Opportunity to have a spokesperson from your company introduce the evening’s act.

Ear Gear Lounge Sponsor – $1,500

Grab all eyes and ears in the Ear Gear Lounge!

Specs: Logo on website, event guide floorplan and two 22” wide x 28” high signs in the lounge.
Opportunity to hand out literature or promotional items.

Ear Gear Experience Title Sponsor – $2,500

Be the title sponsor of the Ear Gear Experience. Every person coming to Ear Gear Experience will see your promoted brand.

Specs: Logo on Ear Gear Experience entrance unit.
Option to bring in 2 standard pop-up banners.
Logo on website event guide floorplans and event guide.

Expo Hall Title Sponsor – $2,000

Be the title sponsor of the EXPO Hall. Every person coming to the EXPO HALL will see your promoted brand.

Specs: Logo on the EXPO HALL entrance unit.
Option to bring in 2 standard pop-up banners.
Logo on website event guide floorplans and event guide.

Gold Lounge Sponsorship – $3,250 – SOLD

Meet the VIPs! Promote your brand where Gold Pass attendees gather and get refreshments.

Specs: Logo with event details emailed to all Gold Pass Holders pre-show.
Logo on 22″ wide x 28″ high Gold Lounge sign.
Logo on 3′ high x 6′ wide sign in Gold Lounge.
Opportunity to provide a branded gift or literature to gold pass attendees.
As an added bonus, you may also host a mixer event inside the Lounge (time approved by AXPONA) and promote after hours VIP listening sessions in your exhibit room.

Industry Welcome Mixer – $4,500

Sponsor the kick-off of AXPONA which is the largest gathering of audio industry trade professionals in North America all year! Exhibitors and trade professionals gather, reconnect, and network.

Specs: Logo in pre-show emails to exhibitors and trade pass holders promoting the mixer.
Logo on website where mixer is promoted.
Logo on 22” wide x 28”high sign promoting mixer.
Logo on twelve 8 ½ x 11 signs throughout party location.
Opportunity to provide promotional materials and branded napkins during the party.
Opportunity to bring a standard pop-up banner for placement during the mixer.

Meet the Press – Press Event – $995

Build awareness and create excitement around your product launch or company announcement at AXPONA by hosting an official press event.

Specs: Your company logo will appear on the AXPONA press webpage and in the event invitation sent to the AXPONA media contact list.
AXPONA will include your event in a schedule of events email for registered press.

Seminar Room Sponsor – $1,750

Gain exposure in the Seminar Room and sponsor eight sessions over two days.

Specs: Sponsor receives one 6′ wide x 3′ high sign hung on wall in seminar room.
Opportunity to provide one seat drop.

Not Exclusive. Limited to 4 sponsors.


Speaking Opportunities

Masterclass Theater Session – $750

Lead a 30 minute presentation in the Master Class Theater located in the AXPONA Expo Hall.

Specs: Session title and logo will appear on Master Class Theater signage, the AXPONA website, and Show directory. Subject matter must be educational and approved by AXPONA.


Digital Advertising

Mobile App Sponsor – $5,000

Logo with mobile app promotion on the AXPONA website, event guide and signage at the show. Welcome message for new visitors to the mobile app/mobile website with logo. Message is limited to 30 Characters. Logo on sponsors page of website and event guide. 1 Banner for ROS advertising on Mobile App/Mobile Website (728×90)

“See Us at AXPONA” Newsletter Ad – $995

Exclusive advertising to AXPONA’s newsletter subscribers. The database has 10,000+ opt-in records, which includes AXPONA’s previous ticket buyers.

Your exhibit will be featured with a “See us at AXPONA” Banner Ad in AXPONA’s promotional newsletter.

Specs: 1200×300, jpg or png

“What’s New” Webinar Series – $2,995

AXPONA offers the top global audio brands the ability to deliver timely and relevant content to consumers, industry, and press by participating in the “What’s New” Webinar Series.

Designed to build product awareness and provide education to our passionate audio community, your in-house spokespersons can relay your visual story with best practices, product announcements, interviews, or advice from experts.

Your exclusive webinar will be both live and have an on-demand archived version on AXPONA’s YouTube channel and website.

Exclusive Sponsorship includes:
Pre webinar: Two promotion emails to the AXPONA newsletter email list with your logo and link, two posts on AXPONA’s social media channels and three custom registration questions
During Webinar: Reminder email to registered attendees day of the webinar.
Post webinar: Pre-registration and attendee contact list for the live webinar (opt-in), Data will include a lead report of registrants’ contact information (opt-in). Your logo on post-webinar thank you email to attendees, company name and URL in webinar description on AXPONA’s YouTube channel and AXPONA webinar archive page.

Must See Video Series – $1,250

Tell attendees why they must visit you! AXPONA will send your one minute video to all registered ticket buyers, press and more on why the viewer must visit you at AXPONA. Limited to 4 brands, AXPONA will also post your video and description on Facebook. Ask for sample from AXPONA 2023!

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SHOW HOURS:
Friday, April 12, 2024: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2024: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 14, 2024: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

LOCATION:
Renaissance Schaumburg
Hotel & Convention Center
1551 N Thoreau Dr, Schaumburg, IL, 60173